2015's 68 MINUTE DARK MASTERPIECE OF CHALLENGING & UNNERVING INTROSPECTION FROM THE NORWEGIAN EXPERIMENTAL BLACK METAL PURVEYORS
Norways Dødheimsgard was formed in 1994 by Vicotnik & Aldrahn. The early incarnation was that of a raw and melodic black metal band, with their debut album also featuring Fenriz of Darkthrone on bass, before the poisons of a more avantgarde & schizophrenic concoction started to take hold.
One of the top bands and boundary-pushing visionaries of the mid-90s Norwegian Black Metal evolution, having released 4 full-length albums since their inception, DHG are widely hailed as masters of dark & psychotic psychedelia-tinged extremity.
The first fruits of DHGs re-animated labour manifested in the shape of the 2015 studio album, A Umbra Omega, with original co-founding member Aldrahn (Thorns/The Deathtrip) making a return to the asylum on vocal duties alongside Vicotniks exquisite & unconventional compositions & structures.
A Umbra Omega was DHGs first album since 2007s Supervillain Outcast opus, and marked the bands most challenging work to date; twisted, technical, sprawling epics & an inverted outlook on existence from the depths of band mastermind/writer/producer Vicotnik, with similarities drawn to previous classic DHG works such as 666 International and Satanic Art, whilst being taken to a whole new level.
A raw and organic production permeates the album courtesy of Vicotnik himself, with the album mastered at Strype Audio in Oslo by Tom Kvålsvoll.